Harry O (1973–1976)
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Forty Reasons to Kill: Part 1 

Harry's friend George Makita is found murdered with a large amount of cocaine in his possession. The police believe he was drug dealer, but his girlfriend hires Harry to look into his death... See full summary »

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Glenna Nielson
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Ben Ryerson
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Harry's friend George Makita is found murdered with a large amount of cocaine in his possession. The police believe he was drug dealer, but his girlfriend hires Harry to look into his death. Discovering evidence that George was framed, Harry travels to Vadero County and meets with a very pretty, very wealthy woman named Glenna Nielson, who owns a large ranch there. Glenna had sold forty acres to George just prior to his death, and Harry suspects this is connected to the murder. When a prominent businessman (Glenna's uncle) is killed, Harry is arrested for his murder. Written by Clintessence

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5 December 1974 (USA)  »

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Harry refers to Joanna Pettet's character as a farmer's daughter. David Janssen had previously done the "Farmer's Daughter" sketch with Dean Martin and Elke Sommer in The Dean Martin Show: Episode #5.2 (1969). See more »

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Harry Orwell: You're not bad looking for a farmer's daughter.
Glenna Nelson: All the traveling salesmen tell me that.
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Forty Reasons To Kill – Part One
11 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Joanna Pettet and David Janssen made a great team. From The Fugitive in 1966 to Pioneer Woman in 1973 to this, they've always worked well together. This has a somewhat complicated plot but at the heart of it is Harry's loyalty to a friend who was murdered. We follow the trail from San Diego to a small county out in horse country where Harry meets wealthy landowner Glenna Nielson (actress Joanna Pettet) and a whole lot of people who don't want him snooping around. Harry is threatened, beaten up, romanced, and eventually framed for the murder of Glenna's uncle.

There are a few colorful characters – the sheriff, the deputy and a congressman – but it's Harry of course who drives the action and pulls it all together. There's also some great background scenery in this episode. But we'll have to wait for part two to follow Harry's search for justice.


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